The govt. Shutdown has come down hard on the immigrants working in the US, especially if their Visa renewal is scheduled on the coming week. Immigration Lawyer are of the opinion that the Shutdown will not last more than one week, which is a good news. But those whose visa's expires before the patching up between the Democrats and the Republicans will have a tough time. The American Bazaar reported that, if the Passport agencies abroad are inside the govt. building, it might be also affected by the Shutdown. Companies recruiting new employees cannot E-Verify employees as this too gets affected.